Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: Blank Date: Dec 10, 2004 12:04am
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

Hello Nagabobby, you might also check out Ubuweb ( if you haven't already. They have some good Ginsberg reading/singing/chanting materials as well as some interesting Orlovsky and Giorno performances. Have you heard the first blues album he did with John Hammond (not the one recently released on disc)? It's worth it to try to get a copy of it. -phil

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: nagabobby Date: Dec 15, 2004 10:35am
Forum: naropa Subject: Re: Ginsberg

Thanks so much for that great link.

Yes I have the first blues album on vinyl. Plus the second album, the two record vinyl. One of my favorite songs of all time is on there
-- Broken Bone Blues.

Broken bone, bone, bone
I'll give my house away.
Broken bone, bone, bone
It was never mine anyway.
Broken bone O Buddha
Take my skull today....
..... or take back my skull someday.
Break, break, break,
O bones everywhere
Break, break, break,
O bones in the black air.

Farewell swift body dream
God bless me again...

Yes, to me Allen's music is among the poetic best, hitting to the heart of birth/death/existence.